Welcome to Seymour Johnson AFB

Seymour Johnson is a United States Air Force Base that is located in Goldsboro, North Carolina. The base covers 2,300 acres and was opened in April of 1942 as a Technical School and an Army Air Forces Technical Training Command. In 1943, its secondary mission was to prepare officers and enlisted men for overseas duty. The unit was known as the Provisional Overseas Replacement Training Center. The base was named after Navy test pilot Seymour Johnson who was never part of the Air Force. He was a local Navy test pilot who died in a plane crash in 1940 just prior to the start of World War II. Units stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base include the 4th Fighter Wing of the Air Combat Command, and the 916th Air Refueling Wing, an Air Force Reserve Command. By the end of World War II, the base was designated as a central assembly station for processing and training troops being reassigned to the U.S. or other Pacific operations. The base was closed in August of 1947 and was deactivated for more than a decade until its reactivation in 1956 when the 83rd Fighter wing became host unit to the base.

Weather in the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base area tends to be warm in the summer with temperatures in the 70s and cold in the winter with the temperatures in the 40s. Annual rainfall in the area is 46 inches with the wettest month being July. July is also the warmest month, and January is the coldest. Local housing options are available nearby in cities such as Goldsboro, Elroy, and Raleigh. In the Base Realignment and Closure initiative of 2005, the recommendation was made to realign Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota which will bring many more new military personnel to the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and the Goldsboro area.
 
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Welcome to DoD Housing Network. We provide the resources for you to make an educated housing decision upon your PCS arrival to Seymour Johnson AFB. Whether you decide to stay on base in Seymour Johnson AFB housing or use your basic allowance for housing (BAH) to rent or purchase a home in the community surrounding Seymour Johnson AFB, our relocation tools will help you make the right choice. Feel free to browse the homes for rent, homes for sale by owner (FSBO) and featured real estate, as well as the local businesses that work with Seymour Johnson AFB inbound soldiers and their families. Our goal at DoD Housing Network is to help you better understand Seymour Johnson AFB and the surrounding communities, neighborhoods and activities. If you need temporary lodging upon your arrival to Seymour Johnson AFB please visit our lodging section with available hotels close to base. When looking at the rental homes, apartments and homes for sale make sure to use our tools in each listing to research the schools, demographics, crime rates and other helpful community information pertaining to Goldsboro, Brogden, Elroy, LaGrange , Fremont , and other nearby areas. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.

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